Our dentist provides periodontal maintenance to help keep your mouth free from gum disease. Periodontal maintenance is provided after you have completed a treatment for gum disease. When you receive periodontal maintenance, you will need to visit Arrowhead Family Dentistry regularly (usually on a schedule of once every three months, though more frequent visits may be recommended based on your individual needs) for a professional cleaning.
These cleanings involve thoroughly cleaning above and below the gum line to remove plaque, tartar and bacteria. This helps prevent your condition from worsening and keeps the more severe forms of periodontal disease from returning to your mouth.
Periodontal maintenance is provided once every three months because this is the schedule on which the bacteria in biofilm begin to flourish. By providing a cleaning every 12 weeks, we can remove this harmful bacteria and keep your gum disease under control.
Gum disease is a degenerative condition, and when not treated, it can result in tooth and bone loss as well as gum recession. The condition is not completely curable but can be halted and brought under control with prompt and regular treatment. We strongly encourage you to visit the dentist regularly so that gum disease can be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible.
If you have any questions about periodontal maintenance in San Bernardino, California, and if you want to set up an appointment with Dr. Shaileshkumar Bhatt, call us today at 909-889-3300.